March 2021: No matter how many challenges the world has faced in the last one year, the good news is that there are still countries where people are very happy. For the fourth year in a row, Finland has topped the list of the happiest countries in the world, according to a United Nations study. According to the report, Denmark is in second place, followed by Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. The UK’s ranking has been affected this year, dropping from 13th to 17th, while New Zealand is the only country outside Europe to be included in the list of the ten happiest country.
For the study, analytics researcher Gallup asked citizens in 149 countries to tell how happy they are. It should be noted that the United Nations had provided financial assistance for the preparation of this report. According to the World Happiness Report, based on data from 149 countries of the United Nations, the ranking of these countries includes factors such as income of the people living there, healthy living, expectation of support in difficult times, generosity, freedom and confidence. This was done after testing. According to this ranking, the people of Afghanistan, Lesotho, Botswana, Rwanda and Zimbabwe are the most unhappy in the world. The authors of the report say that people in more than a third of the world’s countries have significantly higher levels of negative trends and that the corona virus epidemic may be a major cause. However, there are 22 countries where the situation has improved. Compared to last year, there are several Asian countries that have seen a significant improvement in their rankings. Another important point is that China is ranked 94.